Thursday, February 22, 2018

Snowfall Warning issued for North Coast Inland areas

After a brief respite from shovelling, residents of the Terrace/Kitimat/Stewart areas and points east could be back to the task of clearing their driveways by Friday morning and into the weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for North Coast Inland areas, noting that heavy snow is expected tonight, with acclamations of up to 15 centimetres expected for the Stewart area by Friday morning.

Another Snowfall alert for those in the North Coast Inland areas
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The weather system will transition to a mixture of snow and rain by Friday afternoon, with lesser accumulations expected in the southern portion of the North Coast inland region.

The latest updates to the Terrace/Kitimat forecast can be reviewed here.

The coastal areas of the North Coast will mostly see rain through the next 48 hours, though there is a chance of some snow mixed into the forecast as the temperatures fluctuate over the evening.

Total rainfall for tonight and tomorrow is expected to be up to 35mm

Rain will continue through the weekend and into the first half of next week

The full Prince Rupert forecast is available here.

With the snow arriving this evening, travellers will want to keep aware of driving conditions along the Highway 16 corridor and the feeder routes that it serves.

You can get the latest road condition notes from the Drive BC website or twitter feed.

We also have a link to the roster of Highway cameras across the Northwest which you can access here.

Terrace was also the subject of a Special Weather Statement today, making note of an Air Quality Advisory having been put in place for the region.

A Special Air Quality statement was issued for Terrace on Thursday
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For more weather related notes of the past see our archive page here.

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